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    Default Re: Z87 Extreme 6 wont even power up breadboarded

    This board has the usual BIOS version stickers on it, a simple matter to check that. It has the dual BIOS as well. The BIOS chips are in the lower right hand area of the board.

    Please verify which BIOS version the board has.

    The board needs at least BIOS version 2.20 to work with an i7-4790K, although the CPU support list shows BIOS 2.30 for support of this CPU.

    This board has HDMI and DisplayPort output jacks for the onboard audio, not just the DVI-I jack.

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    Default Re: Z87 Extreme 6 wont even power up breadboarded

    I looked before I left for work.. Bios is 2.10-15b... So if the bios needs updating how do I do it with the monitor not coming on?

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    Default Re: Z87 Extreme 6 wont even power up breadboarded

    Options:
    1. Buy and install a pre-flashed P2.30 bios chip, but then you will need to flash the second bios chip.
    2. Buy or borrow the cheapest compatible, low end cpu, install it in your system and then update your bios.
    3. Pay a local shop to flash both bios chips for you.
    4. It might be possible to do a blind flash using a bootable usb or optical drive, but I don't think that this option will work when your system is "stuck" with the current "00" post code error with your current cpu.

    Option 3 will be the most expensive option.
    Option 2 will cost you less if you buy and then sell the low end cpu after you've flashed both bios chips.

    It won't hurt to ask ASRock TSD if they will provide you with one or two free bios chips.

    I think that ASRock charges about $15 for each bios chip.
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    Default Re: Z87 Extreme 6 wont even power up breadboarded

    Ok i think I know what you are saying.. So if I get another 1150 proc of lesser ghz I should be able to get past the freeze to update the bios?

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    Default Re: Z87 Extreme 6 wont even power up breadboarded

    You almost have it right.
    The cpu needs to be supported by your current 2.10 bios version.

    Look at ASRock > Z87 Extreme6 > CPU Support List for processors that are supported by P2.10 or ALL bios versions.

    if you get a lesser cpu that requires a bios version higher than P2.10, the cpu probably will not work.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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